Young Women's Leadership Conference coming Friday to Lawrence Tech

Release Date: October 30, 2019
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The audience for the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Conference.
LTU photo / Matt Roush.


A sold-out audience of 350 students and teachers will build their skills toward tomorrow’s careers at the third annual Lawrence Technological University Young Women's Leadership Conference, to be held Friday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event is organized by LTU’s College of Business and Information Technology. The goal, according to CoBIT Dean Bahman Mirshab, is to “ignite the passion and expand the interest of women and girls for education and careers in business, IT, and STEM fields.”

The event is attended by middle school, high school, and college students from the Detroit area. Attendees will hear from prominent women leaders from the southeast Michigan region and participate in leadership development training exercises.

Keynote speaker for the event is Laura Jones, global talent director for General Motors, followed by a panel discussion on leadership development moderated by Patty Castelli, LTU associate professor of business. The panelists are Michelle D’Souza, CEO of Unified Business Technologies Inc., a Troy-based provider of IT, telecommunications, and other business services; Lori Marsee Kuehn, senior manager for performance management and employee engagement at General Motors; and Maria Vaz, vice president for academic affairs and provost at LTU.

The day will conclude with a leadership development workshop on “The 10K’s of Personal Branding” by Kaplan Mobray, a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and career consultant.

The event will be held in Room A200 of LTU’s Architecture Building. LTU’s campus is at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield (see www.ltu.edu/map).

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